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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 right away

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Right, adv.
 1. In a right manner.
 2. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide.
    Unto Dian's temple goeth she right.   --Chaucer.
    Let thine eyes look right on.   --Prov. iv. 25.
 Right across its track there lay,
 Down in the water, a long reef of gold.   --Tennyson.
 3. Exactly; just. [Obs. or Colloq.]
    Came he right now to sing a raven's note?   --Shak.
 4. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.
 5. According to any rule of art; correctly.
    You with strict discipline instructed right.   --Roscommon.
 6. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. Right at mine own cost.”
    Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye.   --Chaucer.
    His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught.   --Fairfax.
 7. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. “He was not right fat”.
    For which I should be right sorry.   --Tyndale.
    [I] return those duties back as are right fit.   --Shak.
 Note:In this sense now chiefly prefixed to titles; as, right honorable; right reverend.
 Right honorable, a title given in England to peers and peeresses, to the eldest sons and all daughters of such peers as have rank above viscounts, and to all privy councilors; also, to certain civic officers, as the lord mayor of London, of York, and of Dublin.
 Note:Right is used in composition with other adverbs, as upright, downright, forthright, etc.
 Right along, without cessation; continuously; as, to work right along for several hours. [Colloq. U.S.]
 Right away, or  Right off, at once; straightway; without delay. [Colloq. U.S.] “We will . . . shut ourselves up in the office and do the work right off.” --D. Webster.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 right away
      adv 1: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he
             answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway";
             "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended
             forthwith"; "Come here now!" [syn: immediately, instantly,
              straightaway, straight off, directly, now, at
             once, forthwith, in real time, like a shot]
      2: at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence); "he
         promptly forgot the address" [syn: promptly]